These podcasts are another way the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center will keep you informed about what’s new and what’s happening at the Nature Center.
Podcast Episode No. 11
COVID-19 may have shuttered the Fort Worth Nature Center for a couple of months, but that doesn’t mean things weren’t busy on site. Besides normal maintenance activity, work crews have been busy working on two major capital projects that have been funded thanks to support from the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center. Haily Summerford, Pete McKone, and Joe Gearhart provide details in our latest podcast.
Podcast Episode No. 10
Springtime is busy at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. The trees are budding, the birds are singing, and the bison herd is on full display. Special events also gear up, including bison hayrides. We caught up with Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center Board Members Marty Leonard and Lynda Gearhart, who joined the Nature Center’s Michael Perez for a recent jaunt around the Refuge to see the bison. Listen in on our latest podcast.
Podcast Episode No. 9
The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge runs on volunteer effort and the support of the people who love what the Nature Center has to offer. Many supporters have been contributing to the organization for decades. Recently, Rick Shepherd, Bill Richerson, and Bob O’Kennon (L to R) were honored for their combined 100 years of service to the Friends. We caught up with them for an unforgettable conversation at Greer Island. Listen in.
Podcast Episode No. 8
One of the benefits of joining the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center is access to special members-only events and activities. In November, a special “S’mores by Starlight” event proved very popular, and it filled up fast. Listen in on our latest podcast to find out more.
Podcast Episode No. 7
Partnering with the city’s community centers, the Nature Center introduces urban kids from Fort Worth’s neighborhoods to the joys of nature during the Camp Paddle & Cast summer program. The kids are able to canoe along the West Fork of the Trinity River, camp under the stars, and learn to fish. For many of these kids, a visit to the Nature Center marks their first encounter with the natural world. By getting to know and appreciate nature, kids acquire new confidence and a stronger sense of place. The program is available at no cost to families. In this month’s Bluestem Broadcasts, watch the video and listen in to hear more about this popular program and how it helps inspire the next generation of conservationists.
Podcast Episode No. 6
Learn about Nature with iNaturalist. iNaturalist is a wonderful way to learn about the flora and fauna all around you. The Fort Worth Nature Center is a great location to check out this amazing app. Thanks to more than 100 citizen naturalists, nearly 9,000 observations have been made at the Nature Center and uploaded directly to the app, providing valuable information about the plants and animals found there. In this month’s Bluestem Broadcasts, listen in on a conversation with Fort Worth Nature Center Manager Rob Denkhaus about this citizen science tool and how it is being used at the Nature Center.
Podcast Episode No. 5
The benefits of hiking at the Fort Worth Nature Center are numerous! Learn more in this month’s podcast, which is all about hiking and features a conversation with Naturalist Laura Veloz.
Podcast Episode No. 4
Did you know that the bison has been designated the first National Mammal of the United States? The Fort Worth Nature Center has a genetically pure herd that is helping in conservation efforts for this iconic keystone species. This month’s podcast is all about our bison and features a conversation with Natural Resource Manager Daniel Price.
Podcast Episode No. 3
Summer won’t be boring if you plan on attending some of the great summer programs at the Fort Worth Nature Center! Listen to this podcast with host Lydia Saldana and guest Michael Perez of the Fort Worth Nature Center. Afterward, be sure to register for some of the great programs.
Podcast Episode No. 2
Want to hear some great “inside” stories about a great “outside” event? Listen to this podcast with host Lydia Saldana and guest Anne Hamman of the Fort Worth Nature Center. Afterward, be sure to register for the Buffalo Boogie if you haven’t already done so!
Podcast Episode No. 1
Check out the first episode of the Fort Worth Nature Center Podcast! In this episode, we’ll hear from Fort Worth Nature Center Manager Rob Denkhaus and Laura Wood, the executive director of the friends group. Listen in!